Nintendo Announces Wii Voice Chat Solution

Nintendo today announced Wii Speak, a set-top microphone compatible with the Wii console, at their E3 2008 press conference today.

As briefly shown at the conference, the Wii Speak microphone sits atop a television, allowing for multiple users to use the device simultaneously. nope

The peripheral will make its debut alongside Animal Crossing City Folk, which will allow players to communicate with players while exploring a friend's town in the game. Nintendo also promises standard voice chat with friends via the Wii's Wi-Fi connection.

Wii Speak will debut alongside Animal Crossing City Folk near the end of 2008, sold separately at a $29.99 price point.